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PSC holding hearing on proposed $5 million oil pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access Bakken pipeline has been approved by Iowa. The state was the last of four states to approve the Bakken pipeline. (Image: D.Reichardt via Flickr)

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are holding a public hearing in Watford City on a proposed $5 million oil pipeline in McKenzie County. Plains All American Pipeline has applied for a permit for the Johnsons Corner to Dakota Access Pipeline Project, a 3.5-mile long, 24-inch diameter crude pipeline. It would have a maximum capacity of 150,000 barrels ...

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Top 5 Bakken news stories: April 16-22

Just in case you missed something last week, here is a recap of what articles Bakken.com readers found the most engaging from April 16 to 22. In addition to the recap, we’ve thrown in a bonus article about the Green River shale formation that appears to have resurfaced from the depths of old content. Enjoy! 5. Montana oil and gas lease ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week — February 13-20

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Well, folks, the “Top five Bakken stories of the week” has made a comeback after an indefinite hiatus (it’s a long story). Oil prices are still low, layoffs still haunt the industry, and the state of North Dakota is facing it’s own heap of crises (just to name a few). Since it’s been awhile, we’ve reached back a couple weeks in ...

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Watford City sustains growth despite downturn

McKenzie County is still seeing growth, despite recent layoffs and budget cuts that have dominated recent news headlines. While drilling has indeed slowed, production holds steady. As a result: permanent jobs and a steady stream of economic growth in the region. People might not be flocking to the Bakken like they were two years ago, but population in McKenzie County ...

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North Dakota approves crude oil pipeline beneath big lake

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have approved a crude oil pipeline that will be built 100 feet beneath the lake bed of Lake Sakakawea, the largest of the six reservoirs on the Missouri River. The three-member Public Service Commission unanimously approved Sacagawea Pipeline Co.’s plan on Tuesday. The company is developing the 70-mile-long, pipeline to move crude from Mountrail ...

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Deputy serving under accused sheriff also charged with crime

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A deputy serving under a northwestern North Dakota county sheriff who is accused of misusing a department credit card also is facing criminal charges. McKenzie County Detective Michael Schmitz is accused of lying to the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation about prescription pill abuse and about his personal involvement in a case involving a divorce and ...

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